Nagpur: Aadhaar cards will henceforth bear date of birth of the holder, facilitating people to avail benefits of several government and non-governmental schemes which require age validation. Till now, only year of birth was mentioned in the card, but now, it has been agreed in-principle to insert the date of birth, said city-based RTI activist Avinash Prabhune, who pursued the matter with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and its chief Nandan Nilekani.
Prabhune, who first drew attention of UIDAI in November 2012, received a communication from Assistant Director General of Planning Commission, Shirish Kumar on April 3 stating that henceforth, date of birth will be included in Aadhaar cards. The activist contended that UID authorities had said Aadhaar number will give people access to banking, mobile phone connections and other government and non-government services, in due course.
All assurances gave an impression that by using Aadhaar (Unique Identity Card), one will not be required to carry any other identity card for availing service benefits from various service providers. Also, limitations of other cards issued earlier will be eliminated by the UID.
However, Aadhaar cards were issued without date of birth, although documentary evidence in this regard was submitted at the time of enrolment, making it difficult for individuals to claim benefits where age proof is required to be submitted or established during physical transactions. After integration with all systems, it may be possible that the data of UID and other service providers will be shared
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New Delhi: Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Monday said investors can use 'Aadhaar' cards as a valid address proof for their accounts with brokerage firms, mutual funds, portfolio managers and other capital market entities. 'Aadhaar', a 12-digit individual identification number issued by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), is already permitted as a valid identity proof document in the capital market. The other documents permitted...
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